Carson School alumna returns for the Ross' cinema showcase

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Carson School alumna returns for the Ross’ cinema showcase

Tory Lenosky
Tory Lenosky

Tory Lenosky, a film producer and alumna of the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, will give a Q&A with the audience during a special screening of “Resurrection,” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 2 at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center for the Norman A Geske Cinema Showcase, sponsored by the Friends of the Ross.

“One of the most important aspects of the Ross’ programming, the Geske Cinema Showcase brings movie makers here to interact with the audiences, and when the visiting movie maker is a graduate of UNL like Tory Lenosky, that makes it remarkable,” Danny Lee Ladely, director of the Ross, said. “Tory’s career since she graduated from UNL has been nothing but stellar, having worked on 22-plus movies, so her visit promises to be one of the best we’ve had. She will be an inspiration to current students who get to meet her.”

While in Lincoln, Lenosky will also meet with students in film classes in the Johnny Carson Center for Emerging Media Arts and students from Lincoln Public Schools’ Arts and Humanities Focus Program. She will also present at the Carson School’s IGNITE series on Sept. 2 at 12:30 p.m. at the Carson Center. The IGNITE presentation is free and open to the public.

Originally from Omaha, Emmy-nominated producer Lenosky has worked as a producer on 22 movies. She most recently produced the 2022 New York Times Critic’s Pick feature film “Resurrection” (starring Rebecca Hall and Tim Roth), which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and will play at The Ross Sept. 2-15.

In addition, this year she produced the Netflix comedy special “Nightclub Comedian” starring Aziz Ansari. She has also produced several previous films, including “The Hater” (2019 Sundance Director Lab Project) starring Joey Ally and Bruce Dern; “Lost Transmissions” (Tribeca Film Festival 2019) starring Simon Pegg and Juno Temple; and “Loitering with Intent” starring Academy Award-winners Marisa Tomei and Sam Rockwell (Tribeca Film Festival 2014).

Short-form content produced by Lenosky includes the Emmy-nominated “Humankinda” starring Sam Richardson (2016 Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Short Format Daytime Program).

Lenosky is also an alumnus of the Sundance Creative Producing Lab & Fellowship, Rotterdam Producing Lab, Sundance Catalyst and IFP No Borders.

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